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American History Subject Guide (archived): Best of the history web

Resources for study and research in United States history

U.S. history websites

American Women’s History: A Research Guide

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web
Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.

Smithsonian Education: Celebrate History and Heritage Months

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Military history

Resources on race in America

Charleston Syllabus from the African American Intellectual History Society

Readings to help educators teach about racial issues, inspired by the shootings in Charleston, SC in June 2015, providing valuable information about the history of racial violence, and contextualizing the history of race relations in the U.S.


American Historical Association

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
"A nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education"

More web resources

NINES: Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online.
"A scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first." Aggregating over 990,000 peer‑reviewed digital objects from over 115 federated sites.

The Civil War at 150 from the Organization of American Historians


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Digital History

from Sam Houston State University